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- 04.01.2015IRS Identity Verification Letters are Legitimate
This tax season, the IRS is attempting to curtail identity theft by mailing identity verification requests to various taxpayers. This is not a scam, however, taxpayers should be alert for scams in other forms of communication.
- 03.11.2015Proposed Bill Would Mean Paying Taxes in Bitcoin
Taxes can be a headache. Would bitcoin make it easier? One New Hampshire bill certainly hopes so. Find out more in this post.
- 03.09.2015IRS Solicits Comments Concerning 94x Fliers Free Option
The IRS is soliciting comments concerning a free option for 94x filers through a Request for Information published on the Federal Register. Written comments should be received on or before May 4, to be assured of consideration. See this post for details.
- 03.05.2015Tax Penalties for Failure to Enroll in Health Care
The enrollment period for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act has expired, and people who did not sign up for health care will now be subject to penalties upon filing of tax returns. Find out more in this post.
- 03.02.2015IRS Provides Estimated Tax Penalty Relief to Farmers and Fishermen
Please see this post for a news release from the IRS in which they provide estimated tax penalty relief to farmers and fishermen receiving corrected premium tax credit forms.
- 02.19.2015Notice 2015-17 Released
Notice 2015-17 provides transition relief from the assessment of excise tax under section 4980D for small employers who reimburse or pay a premium for an individual health insurance policy for an employee. See this post for more information.
- 02.17.2015Notice: Revenue Procedure 2015-20 Released
Revenue Procedure 2015-20, which features changes in accounting periods and in methods of accounting, has been released.
- 02.12.2015Adding Up the Costs of Super Bowl XLIX
How much does the Super Bowl cost every year? A lot. Check out this post to find out how much money goes into the biggest football game of the year.
- 01.29.2015State of the Union: Effects on Taxes
President Obama's State of the Union proposals have several implications on taxes nationwide. Check out this post for more.
- 01.27.2015Notice: Penalty Relief Related to Advance Payments of the Premium Tax Credit
The IRS has released a notice that provides limited relief for taxpayers who have a balance due on their 2014 income tax return. Read this post for details.
- 01.23.2015Bill Watch, Jan. 23, 2015: Current Tax Legislation of Note
The IndyBar Legislative Committee is currently monitoring the following tax-related legislation.
- 12.16.2014Let's Talk About the 2015 Tax Season
What should you know about the 2015 tax season? Check out this post to find out.
- 12.11.2014Holiday Party Drinks: Do You Have to Pay Taxes?
Holiday parties abound this season, but should you technically pay taxes on the drinks and other refreshments enjoyed at these festivities? Check out this post for the answer from a tax attorney's perspective.
- 11.24.2014Does Control of Congress Lead to Tax Reform?
After the recent elections, control of Congress impacted many people's reactions. But according to this author, control of congress doesn't mater when it comes to tax reform.
- 11.12.2014Leftover Halloween Candy and the Tax Consequences
Do you still have sweets spilling out of your house from Halloween? Check out this post for 11 ways to get rid of leftover candy and the tax consequences of each one.
- 10.30.2014Are Taxes the Answer to the Ebola Outbreak?
Check out this post to read about how taxes may come into play when fighting the Ebola outbreak in the United States.
- 10.28.2014Annual Tax Court CLE & Reception Registration Now Open!
Registration for the Annual Tax Court CLE & Reception on Nov. 20 is now open. Read this post for moore details about the event and registration information.
- 10.17.2014PTIN Renewal Season is Underway
All PTINs expire on Dec. 31 and must be renewed annually. Renewal can be done online and paper version available. Check out this post for more details on how to get started.
- 10.16.2014Tax Invaders Take the Headline
A recent Forbes article discussed an impending "accidental tax invasion" and what some of the potential legal ramifications could be. Check out this post for more.
- 09.30.2014Free IRS Webinar Offered on Recent Changes to Circular 230
The IRS will be offering a free webinar on Oct. 29 on recent changes to Treasury Department Circular No. 230.
- 09.25.2014IRS Begins Sending Emails Regarding New Annual Filing Season Program
On September 24, the IRS will begin sending informational emails to tax return preparers about the new filing season program.
- 09.25.2014IRS Warns Financial Institutions of Scams Designed to Steal FATCA-Related Account Data
On September 24, the IRS issued a fraud alert for international financial institutions complying with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act
- 09.23.2014Treasury Takes Action Against Inversion Deals
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced new rules on September 22 that reduce the tax benefits available to companies that have inverted. Read more in this post.
- 09.18.2014Talking Tax at IU McKinney
On September 16, some of the IndyBar Tax Section members spoke on a panel about their careers in tax at a roundtable and networking night for students at IU McKinney.
- 09.09.2014You're Invited: Coffee Hour at IU McKinney
Mark your calendars for this opportunity to meet with law students and fellow section members while enjoying free coffee and donuts on Oct. 21.
- 09.09.2014Public-Safety Income Tax Increase Approved by Indianapolis Council
Starting in 2015, the total income-tax rate for Marion County will rise to 1.77 percent after an increase in public-safety income tax was approved.
- 08.25.2014Burger King May Move to Canada to Lower Taxes
Burger King is currently in talks with Tim Hortons for a possible "inversion" move to Canada.
- 07.31.2014New Edition of Tax Dispatch Available
Check out the latest Tax Dispatch for legislative updates, a recap of Governor Pence's tax conference and more.
- 07.29.201411 Fast Facts About Indy Eleven
Check out this article for some fun facts about Indy's pro soccer team and for a chance to meet the team owner!
- 07.28.2014Buildings Sold by Nonprofits Not Tax Exempt
A new law says that for-profit business must pay taxes on previously tax-exempt buildings.
- 07.22.2014Taxes Paid Twice: INDOT Policy to Sue for Property Damages in Question
Taxes go toward maintaining public roadways, so why is INDOT suing for damages to state property? One trucking company's case has brought the question to light.
- 07.21.2014IRS Letter: How to Obtain Tax Refunds for Same-Sex Spousal Health Coverage
The IRS issued a letter that outlines steps for taxpayers to take to obtain a refund for taxes paid on the value of employer-sponsored health coverage for a same-sex spouse.
- 07.18.2014Tax Law Takes Spotlight in Defining Closely Held Corporations
The Supreme Court relied on a tax law definition when considering closely held corporations in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.
- 07.08.2014Sugary Drink Tax Proposed in Two California Cities
San Francisco and Berkeley have proposed taxes on sugary drinks. While other taxes have failed, those in the bay area are hopeful that this time will be different.
- 06.27.2014Upcoming CLE: A Dash of SALT- The 2014 IndyBar State & Local Tax Mid-Year Review
Join Brent Auberry in a sixty minute dash through 2014 SALT developments in Indiana property, sales and use, income and other tax matters.
- 06.04.2014Pro Bono Opportunity for IndyBar Tax Section Members
Have you found yourself wanting to use your tax knowledge in a philanthropic way? Wouldn't it be great if there was a way?!
- 05.16.2014Upcoming CLE: Contractor vs. Employee: Avoiding Misclassification
Misclassification of employees as independent contractors can lead to costly investigations and penalties for employers, and continues to be an enforcement priority for the Department of Labor and IRS.
- 04.02.2014Final 2014 IndyBar Bill Watch Report: Tax-Related Legislation
This will be the final weekly report for the year as Governor Pence has conducted his final review of all of the bills placed on his desk.